The role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals

Initial Assessment

“Diagnostic assessment informs both teacher and learner of current abilities and specific future needs.” (Machin, et al., 2016, p. 94) Before a course begins students often complete a diagnostic assessment, the results are often used to assess if the student is capable of completing the course, which group they should be in, if they need additional … Read more

Purposes and types of assessment used in education and training


Abstract This paper delves into the various assessment methods employed in educational settings, spanning initial interviews to diagnostic, formative, and summative evaluations. Special emphasis is placed on the benefits and drawbacks of each method, as well as the accommodations provided for students with special needs, to ensure an equitable assessment environment. Introduction Assessments are integral … Read more